The first, most obvious, feature of Genesis 1 & 2 has to be that it is a celebration of God’s creation – all of it. Before we get to the “male and female” bit, let’s consider the rest.
On the first day, “God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness night.”
Does this imply that there is nothing in between? Of course not. There is twilight, there is gloaming. Night can be well lit by a full moon, day can be dull and cloudy. But still, there is night and day, darkness and light – which do not deny the existence of intermediate states. Continue reading Queering Genesis: "Male and Female (And Others) He Created Them"